No-Nonsense Skincare at its Finest: The Ordinary

KHARISSA EDWARDS After years of neglecting my skin using drying bar soaps and skipping sunscreen, I finally decided to start a skincare regimen. A quick online search yielded a plethora of product options I had never considered using: serums, day creams, night creams, toners, essences, ampoules, sleeping masks, and facial oils. There were even more beneficial ingredients to look out for: Vitamin A, C, and … Continue reading No-Nonsense Skincare at its Finest: The Ordinary

The Glow-Down on Glossier: From Blog to Beauty Brand

OLIVIA GIGONE “When I started Into The Gloss, I wanted to make beauty as much of an element of personal style as fashion. As I interviewed hundreds of women, I became more and more aware of how flawed the traditional beauty paradigm is. It has historically been an industry based on experts telling you, the customer, what you should or shouldn’t be using on your … Continue reading The Glow-Down on Glossier: From Blog to Beauty Brand

A Story on Social Consciousness: The Beauty Industry and Mica

ZAHRA FATINA Having the privilege of living in a predominantly tame, violence-free nation comes with a tradeoff – our level of empathy for the rest of the world. Having resulted through either our minimal exposure to global issues, desensitization, or perhaps a blend of both, it is impossible for many to become aware – or care, of the exploitations, done to humanity for the pleasures … Continue reading A Story on Social Consciousness: The Beauty Industry and Mica

2019: The year of big, bold and beautiful brows

OLIVIA GIGONE 2019. The year of new beginnings, and bushy eyebrows. You heard it here first ladies and gents, or maybe you didn’t. Nevertheless, growing in your eyebrows is finally beginning to dominate the cliché over-plucked look of the past — and it’s about damn time. With the Holiday season just behind us, we are all undoubtedly full to the brim with turkey and stuffing, and … Continue reading 2019: The year of big, bold and beautiful brows

It’s time to throw away those peel off masks!

ROVEENA CHAND JASSAL Who doesn’t want dewy, supple, and smooth skin that lasts all day and night? That’s why it’s best to go out and buy all the products that promote “24/7 glow” or “ultra-moisturizing” or the recent craze that everyone seems to be after: peel off masks. And I’m not talking expensive, luscious brands. I’m talking about the stuff that most people can actually … Continue reading It’s time to throw away those peel off masks!

Drunk Elephant: A No-Nasties Beauty Brand

OLIVIA GIGONE “Skin is Skin. It knows what to do if we let it.” If Tiffany Masterson, founder of the latest breakthrough in sustainable skincare, knows one thing for sure — it’s skin. While the brand name Drunk Elephant doesn’t immediately strike one to be a “must-buy”, you’ll just have to trust me on this one. Masterson explains that the name itself comes from a … Continue reading Drunk Elephant: A No-Nasties Beauty Brand

My Holy Grail Skincare Advice

WU XIAO It’s that time of the year again when society collectively decides to make miraculous lifestyle changes for the year to come. If having nice skin is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, you’ve come to the right place. After what feels like a lifetime of experimentation, 2018 was the first year where I made peace and dare I say, even befriended my skin. … Continue reading My Holy Grail Skincare Advice

Best in Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

OLIVIA GIGONE While the days of waking up each cold December morning to a foil wrapped chocolate may have left us along with our childhood, who’s to say that the notion of an Advent Calendar is long gone? I’d happily trade in a less than subpar chocolate treat in place of a  daily makeup or beauty product surprise — maybe adulthood isn’t so bad after all. … Continue reading Best in Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

Molly Burke Smiling

Molly Burke: Beauty Beyond Looks

ALISSE KELERTAS Molly Burke is one remarkable woman. Not only is she a highly successful motivational speaker at the young age of 23, she also has over 200,000 subscribers on her Youtube channel. Oh, and did I mention she’s blind? When Burke turned 4 years old she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a rare retinal disease causing loss of vision. By the age of 14, Burke … Continue reading Molly Burke: Beauty Beyond Looks

The Social Media Stars Breaking Gender Norms

IZZIE GHAFFARI-PARKER Taking a look at some of the social media influencers who defy gender stereotypes daily through fashion and beauty… Patrick Starrr With 3.4 million YouTube subscribers, Patrick Starrr is perhaps the most famous male beauty guru on the internet. Starrr says that his interest in makeup was sparked whilst playing around with Photoshop in high school, adding lipstick and mascara to photos. He … Continue reading The Social Media Stars Breaking Gender Norms